Playhouse Disney brought families around the country several different shows, including Bear in the Big Blue House, PB&J Otter, and one of my personal favorites, Rolie Polie Olie!
Once Disney+ debuted in 2019, subscribers were disappointed to see that some of these shows were not included. In fact, several different petitions were made to urge Disney+ to add some of these Playhouse Disney shows to the service.
Well, for those of you wishing to see more Rolie Polie Olie, you’re in luck because the show’s creator, William Joyce, recently took to Twitter to share a photo of the original design he ever created for the series and that there are even new episodes currently in the works!
Joyce shared this photo along with the caption:
Fun to see the chatter about #RoliePolieOlie Here’s the first design I ever did of his world/we are working on new episodes!!!
— William Joyce (@heybilljoyce) December 29, 2020
No other details have been shared at this time about the new episodes of Rolie Polie Olie, however, this is exciting news in and of itself! We could possibly see the new episodes come to Disney+ along with the older episodes that aired years ago on Playhouse Disney (which has become Disney Junior). It’s possible that Disney Junior will take on these new episodes and air them on their channel, only for them to later be added to the Disney streaming service. At this point, we do not know how or when we will see the new episodes but knowing there are, in fact, new episodes in the works is extremely exciting.
Rolie Polie Olie aired on Playhouse Disney for six seasons from 1988 through 2004. It followed the story of a clockwork boy (Olie) in a robotic world who went on adventures with his friends and family.